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Al Ghamgosar, DPM

Board Certified, Foot & Ankle Surgery

Diplomat, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons.

Alumni: AO – North America

Residency: Podiatric Surgery – Foot & Ankle Surgery
St. Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco, California
Chief Third Year Resident July 2001 – June 2002
Second Year Resident July 2000 – June 2001

Internship: General Surgery – Podiatric Surgery
San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco
St. Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco, California
First-year Intern July 1999 – June 2000

Medical School: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, California
Recipient of Presidential Scholarship

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Biology
The university of La Verne, La Verne, California
Summa Cum Laude & Departmental Honors
January 1992 – August 1995

Welcome to Our Practice!

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to you from Peninsula Foot & Ankle Center, in San Mateo, CA. At our practice, you will find a positive and friendly staff ready to serve you in all of your podiatric needs. Giving our patients the very best in foot care is our goal, which we aim to achieve through a gentle and caring atmosphere, a highly trained staff, and innovative techniques. Whether you have been suffering from foot or ankle issues for a long time or if you have a new injury that is causing you pain, we can ensure your comfort and satisfaction.

Here at Peninsula Foot & Ankle Center, we are committed to giving you and your family both quality and complete care. We will help to identify your foot and ankle needs and then work together with you on an individual basis to develop a treatment plan to achieve these common goals. You can trust our years of experience and specialized services with your foot health.

We believe informed patients are better prepared to make decisions about their health and well-being; therefore, we encourage you to stop by, meet us, and see the office so that you feel better informed about both our practice and our treatments. In addition, feel free to browse our website to get to know us and learn more about our staff and comprehensive services. You’ll find a great deal of worthwhile information on the rest of our website in regards to foot health, treatments, problems and diagnoses. Please take a time to review this information to help you better understand any foot or ankle health concerns you may face.

We strive to provide all of our patients with exceptional care in a relaxed environment to keep you moving on healthy feet! Please call or email us if you have any questions. We are here to help!

See what our patients are saying!

"After reading others' reviews, I was worried that I wouldn't get the same treatment from Dr. Ghamgosar because my medical concern was not serious. However, he was very kind, personable, clearly explained what the problem was, how to treat it, and explained what he was doing each step of the way. Also, the front desk staff was friendly."
- Selina P.
"It takes a lot for me to go on Yelp to give someone a good review. However, in the case of Dr. Ghamgosar, I am more than happy to do so. Why? because everything about visiting Dr. Ghamgosar is so pleasant. First, his staff is extremely professional and courteous. It feels so welcoming, walking into their offices.
Now about Dr. Ghamgosar - he has the level of bedside manners that I wish ALL doctors had. He is very patient, explains things clearly and is VERY CARING! This doctor's office is definitely a cut above the rest and deserves much kudos and great success.
My only regret is that I had not found Dr. Ghamgosar sooner. Thank you, Dr. Ghamgosar and Team!"
- The A
"If more stars were available, he'd get them. I heard of Dr. Ghamgosar through a coworker who had foot surgery, so when my husband got hurt I called him. Dr. Ghamgosar repaired my husband's very traumatic ruptured Achilles injury. Not only was the surgery successful, but the level of care and concern put us at ease. While I have had experiences where some doctors have dismissed my presence when I am accompanying a loved one to an appointment, Dr. Ghamgosar was attentive and kind. He took a time to answer all questions and return calls even during off hours when needed. I injured my foot shortly after my husband and went to see Dr. Ghamgosar for help and he helped me recover as well. He is surely the best and that shows with how busy he is."
- Rene A.
"Dr. Ghamgosar is a life saver!! I started having foot problems in 2010, to the point where I couldn't walk a short distance without pain. I like the fact that he took conservative measures, such as pain management, physical therapy etc. before the. surgery route. He has the best bedside manner and listens and genuinely cares for you as a patient. I know many people who have him for a physician. That alone says a lot! My feet are back to normal because of him. Thank you for everything!"
Ludette S.
"Dr. Ghamgosar is the most wonderful doctor! He provided outstanding, attentive and thorough first class medical care and wonderful post-surgery care. He and his staff accommodated my schedule and took me in on short notice. He listened carefully and explained everything going on. I am an enthusiastic cyclist, and Dr. Ghamgosar understood my concerns and took my personal cycling schedule into consideration for the treatment plan which was just awesome. I feel very well taken care of and highly recommend Dr. Ghamgosar."
Annette H.

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